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[418d] and so they called it ἱμέρα.

Hermogenes
That is clear.

Socrates
But now ἡμέρα is masquerading so that you could not guess its meaning. Why, some people think day is called ἡμέρα because it makes things gentle (ἥμερα).

Hermogenes
I believe they do.

Socrates
And you know the ancients called ζυγόν (yoke) δυογόν.

Hermogenes
Certainly.

Socrates
And ζυγόν conveys no clear meaning,


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